Tuesday, June 30, 2009

The Benefits of Crazy-Busy

Have you noticed the new lingo - crazy busy?

Like, "I meant to call you yesterday but things just got crazy busy at the office." Or, "I had planned to do pilates class, but things just got crazy busy."

Crazy busy can be a lot of fun. Kinda like riding a roller coaster. You lose a level of consciousness in your effort to get everything done that needs to be done in the time allotted. It's a rush and you feel fully engaged.

Truly, it is impossible to completely avoid crazy busy, especially if you have young children.

Crazy busy is also an excellent way to lose yourself.

Crazy busy allows you to forget what's really important to you. You lose track of your real preferences. You get so used to getting the job done, you can't remember why you're there in the first place.

If you're spending a lot of time in crazy busy, you might want to take a dose of the antidote: deliberate time to do nothing. Minimum dosage 15 minutes. If you've got an important presentation coming up, you definitely want to take some time off. Meaning out-to-lunch.

Crazy busy is fine in small doses, but can be addicting and harmful to your health.